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Jul 19, 2011 9:00am PDT
the man came up to the left of rupert murdoch. it halted the entire hearing. we are still waiting to hear from rebekah brooks. if you see it he was trying to get a pie in the face of rupert murdoch. if we can get that shot back up again, you can see in niz left hand a tin -- and see if we can get that shot back up. it looks like he had a tin in his left hand a cream pie that he was going to smash in the face of rupert murdoch during these hearings. the man was quickly taken away in handcuffs. you saw the images of him outside he had something all over his face. wendy dang in the pink jumping up. she is a volleyball player. that looks like a spike. she's known to be a fan of volleyball. anyway, you can see the pie right there trying to get in the face of rupert murdoch. the woman in the gray i'm not sure who she is. she was sitting to the left op of wendy dang. michelle is with us now. is this ovenly some type of protesters coming in to disrupt this and create a true embarrassment to rupert murdoch by delivering a pie in the face? >> we guess. we're basically looking at the exact same pict
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 5:45pm PDT
's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> rupert murdoch, mr. and mrs. michele bachmann, and the debt ceiling gave the writers of the late night comedy shows everything they needed to work with this week. >> if this isn't good you guys, the u.s. is in serious danger of defaulting on our foreign loans, explains why china showed up and broke the statute of liberty's kneec kneecaps. >> we are like children. that's why yesterday once again, dad, much to his chagrin had to come home early from work and give us a talking to about not cleaning our budget. >> we're going to meet every single day until we get this resolved. we're going to get this done by august 2. we might as well do it now, pull off the band-aid, eat our peas. >> who keeps peas under their band-aids? you know, you get the senseç obama is the first president in history that begins every press conference with a heavy sigh. just comes out and goes -- wait, i'm being told his peas mention was not a metaphor. during budget negotiations, apparently, john boehner was literally not eating his peas. i didn't realize that was the ca
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
responsibilities and i would talk to rupert murdoch quite regularly. >> once a day, twice a day -- can you give us an idea of -- >> on average every other day, but pretty regularly. >> you said that everybody at "news of the world" and everybody was working hard to get nem a job and make sure they didn't lose it, which is perfectly admirable, why is that not the same for tom crohn then? because you said that the job no longer existed at "news of the world," so if you are busily trying to find a job for everybody at "news of the world" why are you not finding a job for him? >> well, there are some people that didn't want a job. in the case of tom crohn, tom's title was "news international" leading manager, and as mr. sheridan pointed out, it was not just journalists, but many people to find jobs for. in the case of thomas, i explained he predominantly for the last few years had worked for the legal manager of "news of the world," and in fact, the legal teams he worked on all of the other newspapers, so that's the current situation with tom. >> can i just ask you about nevil neville, and did you kno
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
for rupert murdoch in london. >> there's 15 days until default day. >> a lot of hurdles between now and then. >> placing more blame on republicans. >> republicans are still playing games with the debt. >> my way or nothing. >> one-track mind, two-track plan. >> it's a charade. >> the real action will be behind the scenes. >> republicans are dealing in a dream world. >> wishing, rather, for a balanced budget make it happen? >> i'm not sure what planet they are living on. >> i found it irresponsible. >> the no tax man come et. >> they are terrified of grover norquist. >> the answer is no. no. >> and for once, republican presidential candidates have money problems. >> and big money, big problems? gop fundraisers staying on the sidelines. >> mitt romney, 70% maxed out contributions. >> gingrich's campaign is $1 million in debt. >> and the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah b
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:30am PDT
begin with developments surrounding the scandal threadening rupert murdoch's media empire as the mogul and his son prepare to appear before parliament today. police have arrested 11 people since this hacking and bribery allegation scandal emerged, including the former ceo of murdoch's news international group, that's her, rebekah brooks. and in another new twist for the story, a former "news of the world" reporter and the scandal's first named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there is an ongoing investigation, but police say the death is quote -- not suspicious. for the latest on this investigation, and a preview of today's testimony, jim maceda is joining us live now from london. jim, thanks for your time. i want to get off the bat to what the "new york times" is reporting today, that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars, the "times" reports, covering up wrongdoing at "news of the world." what more do we know about this? >> well, i think most importantly what the question that people are asking here, and especially back in the states now is how
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm PDT
's running for president? >> the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> abandon ship. in the last 24 hours there have been two high level resignations. zo london's top cop. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is supposed to face the scandal head on tomorrow. >> all eyes are trained on parliament tomorrow. >> they're cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> when is he going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with president obama at the white house. thegsd, quote, the lines of communication are being kept open, but there is nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress. tomorr
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
on the debt. while house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method, don't blame me. >> ultimately, you are responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> i will not yield. >> the issue 1 not congressional in action. >> rupert murdoch, john boehner, eric cantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, cue the blame game. >> virtually no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we, as republicans, as the new majority in this house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we emplore the other side to get serious. >> when is the house going to stop the charade? >> the gang of six is still trying to lead. >> it's a far cry from the paul ryan budget. >> we thought this was the gang of six, dead and buried. >> now the gang of six is a gang of seven. >> two parts, there's always a second act. >> gotten rave reviews from a lot of folks. frlgs colleagues really liked it. >> when does somebody have to say uncle? >> murdoch is also not taking the blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london calling. >> tried to pass the buck t
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >>> the moment that may define the meeting between rupert murdoch and his son james and parliament today was not a moment of admission, was not a moment of guilt or even apology in what has grown into an international media scandal. it was the moment a spectator armed with a pie of some sort launched the pastry at the 80-year-old media baron. somehow it summed up the situation a little too perfectly. rupert murdoch one of the world's most powerful men and ceo of news corp and owner of fox news called to testify and face it, to gravel beforer the politicians who had once come to gravel before him. when the pie came, rupert was defended by his wife, 42-year-old wendi deng, and while she may have thwarted the pastry assault, it was his son james who tried to take the brunt of the questioning in their testimony before parliament. rupert murdoch's job was to dodge the questions. and he blamed others and his memory. check it out. >> i was not aware of that. >> i didn't know of it. >> i never heard of it. >> i don't have any memory. >> it does not appear he knew. >> his son carried however a mu
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 8:00pm PDT
with the latest plan to break the deadlock on the debt. house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method. don't blame me. . >> do you accept ultimately that you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> i wd. >> the issue is not congressional in action. >> john boehner, eric kantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, queue the blame game. >> no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we as the new majority in the house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we implore them. murdoch is also note blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london calling. >> tried to pass the buck. >> he doesn't stack up. >> the 80-year-old appeared confused. >> here said yes, i'm in charge. >> someone tried to get i believe to rupert murdoch. >> a man with a shaving cream pie leaps past her husband and attempted to smash rupert murdoch in the face. >> that are looks like a spice. >> can you say it was glitter. >> as the deadline for raising the debt ceiling grows closer, house republicans chose to spend this day in debate and
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 8:00am PDT
and you'd judge the newspaper on the profitability week by week presumably. i know that rupert murdoch would -- >> i certainly get that all over the world. >> these are enterprises and sales and advertising figures and personnel numbers and all of those things are relevant. managers look at those. >> we understand from questions that have been answered already that when it comes to legal issues, the settlement of claims, that that's taken outside from the day-to-day management of the newspaper. that's right, isn't it? >> each group of companies or titles would have their own legal executives who will deal with things like libel and other things, will try to check something doesn't go into the paper that's going to be wrong. sometimes that's right, sometimes it's wrong. but each has its own legal resource and the managing editor's office is very involved in those things as well as the counsel's office in the newspapers. >> so the editor of "news of the world" -- >> my son's typical week would well have been a day in munich or a day in skiatalia where he had a particularly difficult situ
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00am PDT
, and the "newsnation" is following the news of rupert murdoch and the much-anticipated testimony before parliament. many are calling this the slow meltdown of his media empire. murdoch and his son, james, are expected to testify within the next 24 hours, and yet another resignation in the london police department. john yates has resigned as the deputy commissioner who decided not to reopen an investigation of the alleged hacking. his boss stepped down sunday citing speculation with the ties to the former "news of the editor" arrested last week and the defunct newspaper is accused of hacking into the phones of politicians, and even a murder victim. rebec rebekah brooks has been een resd as of this weekend, and we will see what is going to happen here with rupert murdoch and his son james tomorrow? >> well, that is certainly, that is the big question. and rupert murdoch and his son james, and rebekah brooks, who are appearing before the select committee have to be so careful, and so careful in fact, that rupert murdoch's biographers saying he is in rehearsals and being coached by aides and he is wal
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am PDT
of reckoning -- news corp chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement. >>> swept away -- tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling haboob, a giant wall of dust roars through phoenix for the second time in two weeks. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead on "first look." this is msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with london calling. news corp chief, ruprd murdoch, his son and former chief executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other plac
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 2:30am PDT
rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scanda
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 1:00am PDT
crusher guy. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. by breaking into our password protected computer system and obtaining proprietary information. this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's they had the right guy to do it, according to a fortune magazine profile, crushes a rival's skull with a baseball bat. who better to take down this puny company than the baseball bat crusher guy. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. by breaking into our password protected computer system and obtaining proprietary information. this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's american supermarkets services companies of hacking into their computer data base. on at least 11 separate occasions, news america intentionally, knowingly, and without authoriza
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
altima. innovation that lasts. innovation for all. >>> rupert murdoch's shaving cream assailant became the victim of his own crime when wendi deng, wife of the media mogul, intervened yesterday. deng's lightning reflexes on the left-hand side stunning viewers and sparked an immediate social media buzz. everyone wanted to know more about this woman behind and on the hot seat. she talked about this in part on "the charlie rose show" earlier. >> we try to combine the best of chinese and the best of american method to teach them. >> all right. kim serafin is a senior editor for "in touch weekly." the murdoch family controls a big media empire in both news and entertainment. when we look at what happened and a new movie coming out, "snow flower and the secret fan." what are you hearing about that in. >> a lot of people obviously know who rupert murdoch is but don't know a lot about his wife, wendi, and when this happened yesterday, trending on twitter immediately, called the slap heard around the world. >> she co-produced this movie. >> right. she read the book several years ago and she opt
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 2:30am PDT
'll share that with you. also rupert murdoch's testimony gets "the daily show" treatment. you knew in was coming as jon stewart breaks down the proceedings most memorable moments, we'll show you what you missed. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing at a british parliament hearing to address that ongoing hacking scandal surrounding their company news corporation. the elder murdoch called this the most humbling day of his career. british lawmakers grilled murdoch for hours, but the media mogul insisted that he is not to blame for on the incident that brought down his tabloid news of the world. >> did you close it because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed at what had happened. >> do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the former ceo of murdoch's news international group rebekah brooks, she also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. brooks offered a personal
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> a rock us and rowdy session of parliament the day after media mogul rupert murdoch faced tough questions about the phone hacking scandal. this time it was prime minister's david cameron's turn to face the heat. he tried to deflect criticism over his hiring of andy coulson, one of ten arrested in the probe so far. >> of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the fewer owe it has caused. with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about all the warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> i'm joined by richard wolffe and michael gordon and former spokesman for attorney general janet reno during the clinton years. richard, we'll start with you. as you watch what happened this morning, how did prime minister cameron do today? was anything left there that was damaging you thought? >> yes. well, look, he did a pretty good job of sounding contrite and exp
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am PDT
>>> the growing fallout. england's phone-hacking scandal claims the top cop and rupert murdoch's chief executive. >>> severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada new and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone-hacking scandal keep piling up as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr.
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >> michele bachmann says migraines will not interfere. >> rupert murdoch flies back to the usa. will his troubles follow him? >> so the british hacking scandal is making cell phone users here in the u.s. concerned. >> senator barbara boxer joins me. >> there's no let-up today in the phone hacking scandal. >> members of parliament trained their sights. >> i am extremely sorry. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> not so humble you couldn't wait for your turn to talk. >> good evening from new york. well, that didn't take long, just one day after the gang of six bipartisan senators released their framework for deficit reduction with the tentative support of 49 senators and a general air of welcome from the president, house republicans are busy shooting it down. paul ryan, the chairman of the house budget committee and the leadership's designated hitter today released a three-page memo attacking the gang of six proposal, which is actually only one page longer than ryan's memo. ryan says the gang of six proposal is "a set of talking points and graphs that outlines an ambitious propos
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 9:00pm PDT
in on those awesome floor ads. the only problem for the big rupert murdoch owned news america, was that this small new jersey company, floor graphics, was dominating this market. you say problem, news corp says opportunity. news corp. set its sights on taking this little company down. they had the right guy to do it, according to a fortune magazine profile, he is similar to carlucci, who once tried to motivate his sales team by taking a baseball bat and crushing it. rupert murdoch's news america began to play hardball with floor graphics so so much so that in 2006 floor graphics had enough, filed an unfair news practice against news america. >> computer espionage. hacking. where have i heard this before? this complaint filed in new jersey federal court in 2006 accuses rupert murdoch's american supermarket services company of repeatedly and systematically hacking into their computer database. on at least 11 separate occasions, news america intentionally, knowingly, and without authorization breached our secure computer system and repeatedly accessed, viewed, and obtained our pr
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
's investigation into the murdoch scandal. and at one point as rupert murdoch was explaining he knew little of the phone hacking and didn't try to cover it up a man tried to hit him way plate full of shaving cream. murdoch's wife there in the pink came to his defense and he was unhurt. and texas representative, a man who believes president obama isn't really an american, has come up with an ethically irrational explanation why the august 2nd debt ceiling deadline isn't really a deadline. >>> finally, let me finish with the performance art of the republican house. we start with the debate over the economy now. joe walsh, a republican from illinois. sir, i wonder, go through a couple details of the bill you're voting on this evening. i read through the text today. here's what i learned. the plan doesn't say what exactly has to be cut. but it has a special exemption for more on terrorism spending. cap reduces spending of the fraught government to $19.9% by the year 2021, fen years from now and the house said it would need a two-thirds vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget an
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 2:00am PDT
for being with us. >>> hands off approach. news corp ig's rupert murdoch denies responsibility for the hacking scandal that's rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the track. a mote toe cross racer manages to survive a high flying crash. good mornimorning. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. and we begin this morning with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. yesterday they were the story. testifying in dramatic hearing about the phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning, english prime minister david cameron. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son was in front of parliament, apologetic. >> i'd like to say this is the most humble day of my life. >> i'd like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of their illegal voice mail interceptions and thei
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 2:30am PDT
developments in that hacking scandal engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. the full extent of the alleged coverup at murdoch's now defunct "news of the world," they will release details of the dealing with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting what the company did wrong. this many comes after another intense day in parliament where the british prime minister, david cameron there, used an emergency session to defend his dealings with murdoch's company offering an apology for the controversy that's now tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight,
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am PDT
was one of the first people arrested over the hacking scandal within rupert murdoch's media empire. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, would i not have offered him the job, and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> cameron says he regrets his decision to hire coulson and once again denies claims that his staff tried to stop an investigation into the phone hacking. more live from london with the latest. so does this get the heat off of the prime minister? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's been an incredibly difficult day for david cameron, but the consensus here in the uk is that he dealt with it pretty well. he tackled the question of why he hired andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world" as his communications director and he didn't exactly apologi apologize. he said, of course, i regret it and i'm sorry for the furor it's called. >> the opposition leader didn't like what he said saying it showed him a catastrophic error in judgment but as a counter if it had ever come to light that andy coulson had lied to him and was found guilty of anything to de
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> london calling. rupert murdoch faces parliament as the uk media hacking scandal deepens. more resignations moshgs questions and now an early whistle-blower is dead. the news corps chief testimony, will it make things better or worse? headed across the pond. we're going to find out this hour. >>> back here in the state. cue the blame game. the debt deal is coming and nobody likes it. will anyone come out of this looking good? >> and her first appearance since taking the reins of her party. >>> it's tuesday, july 19, 2011, i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first story, the debt talk. it's the beginning of the blame game. a deal to avoid a default will likely come at the last minute and virtually no one and the finger pointing is starting early. yesterday. berkshire hathaway warren buffett chided leaders for missing a big opportunity. >> i think that any plan that simply says, you know, think about this later essentially, and we're going to try and figure out how things went wrong to blame it on the other party is a terrible mistake. we cannot go to au
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 2:00am PDT
. >>> coming up, rupert murdoch's son james murdoch may have been less than truthful when he testified tuesday before a parliamentary committee in britain. now the justice department in this country is investigating whether the murdoch empire broke the law. that's ahead. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. to your kids' wet skin. new neutrogena® wet skin kids. ordinary sunblock drips and whitens. neutrogena® wet skin cuts through water. forms a broad spectrum barrier for full strength sun protection. wet skin. neutrogena®. >>> there have been members of congress in the united states who have asked us to investigate those same allegations and we are progressing in that regard using the appropriate federal law enforcement agencies in the united states. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was attorney general
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
own company and where the responsibility falls. take a listen to rupert murdoch and his take on this issue as he was questioned yesterday. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. who are proud and great people and distinguished people. >> so, felix, people are left scratching their head thinking is it possible that he didn't know what was going on or is it other than maybe plausible deny ability, he was more just i don't want to know, just get it done? >> yeah, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespre
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Jul 18, 2011 10:00am PDT
now quick. rebeckka brooks is out on bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end up passing the senate or in any way getting to the president's desk for signature. so what is the
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm PDT
shell new report, says rupert murdoch's company has paid more than $650 million to make charges of corporate spying and hacking go away. and it all happened here in america. >>> plus, did shady republicans try to use the maxine waters investigation for political reasons? that hot story tonight. >>> welcome to the show, i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, president obama is vowing to veto what some are calling the republican's worst idea yet. it's the so-called cut, cap and balance bill. a tea party plan that's even more extreme than the ryan he budget. here is the -- >> classic washington posturing ka bookie theater. you know, this is a measure that's designed to duck, dodge and dismantle. duck responsibility, dodge on obligations and dismantle, law, which would require the dismantlement of our social safety met wp social security, medicare and medicaid. >> even though american people rejected their agenda, a new poll shows 71% disapprove of how republicans are handling the debt talks. much worse than for democrats or the president. in fact, 51% of republicans don't even like where
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 1:00pm PDT
rupert murdoch to describe him visy itting downing street the back door both with the previous prime minister gordon brown, the one prior to him, tony blair and the current prime minister david cameron. and on each occasion the members of parliament said, why didn't you come through the front door? and he said, because this is what the inhabitant of number 10 asked me to do. so there was clearly a very close relationship between him and each prime minister. you have to remember that this man's newspapers claimed to be able to swing elections. in 1987 after the general election, the following day, the "sun" newspaper had a front page headline which stead was the "sun "that he won it. not an exaggeration according to the view of a lot of people. he wielded enormous power. also remarkable over the last two weeks is to see all of these politicians who spent so much time kissing his ring as it were, fawning over him, never being critical when he continued to eat up more and more ever the media empire, media aspects of this country, suddenly they want nothing to do with him. they treat him
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Jul 16, 2011 4:00am PDT
of shakeups at the highest levels of news corp., a humble rupert murdoch say he's sorry. how was the mea culpa received in the wake of the hacking scandal. >>> plus, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke thinks it could be time to pump some more cash into the economy. with companies in wait and see mode, could that move relieve anything when it comes to creating jobs? ♪ going to the bank without going to the bank... that's a step forward. with chase quickdeposit on your smartphone, you just snap a picture, hit send and done. chase quickdeposit. take a step forward and chase what matters. ♪ we just keep on keepin' on ♪ ♪ keep on because a chicken is what it eats. [ jim ] this seal verifies we feed my fresh all-natural chickens an all-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds. no animal by-products. no meat and bone meal. when you put my chicken on the table, you know where it came from. ♪ ooh baby, (what) can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally
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Jul 21, 2011 2:00am PDT
rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, leapt to the aid of her 80-year-old husband as an attacker tries to throw a shaving cream pie at him. >>> the dow opens at is it,571 after losing 15 points yesterday. the s&p was down a fraction. the nasdaq fell 12. in tokyo, the nikkei added four points, but in hong kong, the hang seng dipped 16. >>> wall street was slightly lower wednesday as pressure builds for washington for seal a debt deal. apple hit another all-time high, attracting a host of brokerage upgrades, but overall, investors sat on the sidelines, nervous about this debt ceiling impasse. that, plus euro debt concern had traders stuck in the mud. there is an emergency summit on greek debt in brussels this morning. aside from apple, techs fell wednesday, led by yahoo! tumbling over 7.5%. microsoft also dropped ahead of its quarterly report today. zillow jumped 79% on its first day of trade. in deal news, commercial aviations biggest-ever order will transform americans' fleet from one of the oldest to youngest. the airline will buy 460 new aircraft over the next decade from both airbus and boei
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Jul 19, 2011 3:00pm PDT
for your time this evening. >>> amazing testimony today. rupert murdoch proved that denial is a river in london. can he continue as head of news corp? >> plus michelle bulk imagine surges. is the republican party still searches for mr. or mrs. right wing? >>> [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. ♪ we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's a network of connections and ideas... open and collaborative... extending far beyond the mobile phone. connecting you to a world of intelligent new devices and technologies. from today's best innovators... and tomorrow's. ♪ it's the at&t network... a network of possibilities... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. ♪ >>> i didn't kno
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Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, another resignation, another arrest in the hacking scandal, crippling rupert murdoch's media empire. could the prime minister of england be the next card to fall? >>> this week, washington is going to be debt ceiling, debt deals and debt deals and more debt deals. >> the president made it clear he wants the largest deal possible and wants to do the most we can to reduce the deficit. >> people are moving closer together. you have seen the leadership of the republican party in the senate and the house definitively take default off of the table. >> i am only going to support something that actually solves the problem, and if we don't solve the problem, and not the political problem. i don't care about the politics anymore. >> see! debt deals. so to end the show, we will lay out the deals on the table. first, the deal that might actually happen which would force the democrats to vote on the debt ceiling again and again, and let republicans pocket $1.5 trillion in spending cuts without giving anything away and set up yet another fiscal commission to kick the can down the road. and then later in
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, a resignation as the rupert murdoch phone scandal explodes again and again. where were the top police with the murdoch empire? is the same thing happening here? we're talking to jude law and people like that. this is "hardball" only on msnbc. >>> texas governor rick perry will decide in the next two weeks whether he'll run for president. he's said he's been called to run. he's getting more and more comfortable that this is what he's been called to do. this is what america needs. those are his quotes. perry talked on session once is holding a prayer event in houston three weeks from now. we'll be right back. introducing the schwab mobile app. it's schwab at your fingertips wherever, whenever you want. one log in lets you monitor all of your balances and transfer between accounts, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime the inspiration hits you. even deposit checks right from your phone. just take a picture, hit deposit and you're done. open an account today and put schwab mobile to w
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of any wrongdoing. richard. >> all right, thank you, stephanie. nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest on that. news corp published two full-page ads in the british press this weekend, including an apology from rupert murdoch. here's part of the second ad. saying, quote, apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust, end quote. let's bring in nbc news national investigative correspondent, michael isikoff. michael, good morning to you. how big of a threat is this in the news of news corp and this scandal? >> it's clearly becoming a bigger and bigger threat. what most people don't realize is that news corp is a huge u.s. media company that owns everything from 20th century fox to fox news channel and the wall street journal and the national geographic chann
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
's married to rupert murdoch. >> she's having a great time with his money but having -- she's giving him a great time with his money. she has brought him much more into the world. >> she's been good for him. >> she got him to wear black shirts and dye his hair for awhile. >> she's giving him a lot of fun. >> this is not a fair question to ask tina. that's why i'm going to ask you. how did james do? while she was lungeing, he sort of flinched. >> i find him mba speak. he doesn't have any irony about himself at all. he's very humanless. i don't think he has any sort of staying power in the end. >> i understand though that the father absolutely loves the son. >> the father -- >> dedicated to him. >> the father wants a dynasty. for a time it looked like it was lo locklin, now it's james. he dropped out and joined a rock band. >> that's the kind of thing privileged kids can do. i don't think he's appealing. elizabeth is the smartest, the daughter. she of course is married to matthew freud. he's the p.r. svengali. >> i think the jury is out on that. i don't think we know the answer to that. th
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Jul 24, 2011 4:00am PDT
, maybe. >> michael steele, thank you for your time. >> you got it. >>> coming up, rupert murdoch's son james murdoch may have been less than truthful when he testified tuesday before a parliamentary committee in britain. now the justice department in this country is investigating whether the murdoch empire broke the law. that's ahead. you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. [ male announcer ] if it's true that sharks can sense even a drop of blood from a quarter of a mile away, which razor would you use? ♪ ♪ ♪ can be even more powerful, with precise pain relieving cream. it blocks pain signals fast for relief precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network
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